NTSB Identification: ATL89LA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38439.
Accident occurred Friday, December 02, 1988 in GRIFFIN, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N92388
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER A PREFLIGHT AND RUNUP THE PILOT MADE A TAKEOFF AND REMAINED IN CLOSED TRAFFIC FOR LANDING PRACTICE. ON DOWNWIND, OPPOSITE THE DESIRED POINT OF TOUCHDOWN, HE RETARDED POWER, APPLIED CARB HEAT AND SLOWED THE AIRPLANE. TURNING BASE, THE ACFT LOST POWER. THE PILOT SELECTED A SITE FOR THE FORCED LANDING AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING THE LANDING. THE PRIMER WAS FOUND IN THE FULL OUT POSITION AND THE LEFT FUEL CAP WAS MISSING. TWO CYLINDERS HAD THE BOTTOM PLUGS FOULED BY RAW FUEL. THE PLT HAD RENTED THE 172 TO PRACTICE FOR HIS BFR WHICH WAS DUE BY THE END OF THE MONTH. THE PILOT'S PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE HAD BEEN ISSUED IN DECEMBER 1986.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FUEL SYSTEM,PRIMER SYSTEM..UNLOCKED

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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